After spending his entire presidential campaign catering to gun lovers and the National Rifle Association, Donald Trump has just sent a major ‘F*ck You’ to all his Second Amendment-loving supporters.
Trump used the Second Amendment to manipulate his gullible supporters into voting for him, adding in some fear mongering lies about how President Barack Obama and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, were going to take away everyone’s guns. Trump even promised to make weapon carry legal nationwide, as well as an expansion on gun rights – anything to win votes. His exact words were:
“I’m going to get rid of gun-free zones on military bases and I’m also going to do it in schools.”
But Trump talks a big game and was eventually unable to hide that he is a liar and a hypocrite – because the rules for his January 20th inauguration are very, VERY different. In the recently released guidelines for what is prohibited at the event, you’ll notice that guns and ammunition made the list:
So basically, Trump – who once said, “gun free zones are so dangerous” and feels guns are safe enough to be in America’s classrooms – doesn’t feel safe with firearms at his inauguration. And of course, the Republican Party is standing behind him on this.
The GOP is more than willing to fight for gun rights and support the NRA, but when it comes to actually walking the walk, they’re absolute cowards. They refuse to put common sense restrictions on guns to save the lives of the American people – but when their lives are threatened, they will pull out all the stops.
The GOP has never been more pathetic, and with Trump now leading the Republican Party, we can only expect to see more hypocrisy like this. This is a massive wake-up call to gun-loving Trump supporters, and hopefully, they realize they’ve been fooled.
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